NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 19, 1983
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(Studio) Interior Secretary James Watt's criticism of Indian reservation system noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Seminole Reservation, Florida) Indians' reaction to Watt's statements examined. [WATT - notes soc. and economy problems on the reservations.] [Chief James BILLIE - thinks government is to blame for Indians' problems.] president Reagan's recent statement of support for tribal govts. recalled. [WOMAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd
(Navajo Reservation, Arizona) Size of Navajo Indian reservation noted; economy and soc. problems here described. [Chief Peterson ZAH - notes Indians' dependence on federal government] Navajo tribal council noted promising reforms; cncl.'s response to Watt's remarks considered. REPORTER: Roger O'Neil